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  1. Tips for Spring Application of Manure

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-2/tips-spring-application-manure

    and fail about 50% of the time because of improper use and installation. Tile plugs should not be used ... utilize custom applicators for manure application, take time to educate them about this issue. Plan on ...

  2. Nutrient Prices, Nutrient Costs, and Income Over Nutrient Costs

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-6/nutrient-prices-nutrient-costs-and-income-over

    fiber. To put these numbers in perspective, the long-term nutrient costs would average about ... $4.00/cow/day, milk gross income, $9.75/cow/day, and income over nutrient costs about $5.75/cow/day. Thus, ...

  3. Cost of Nutrients and Benchmarks of Profitability for Ohio Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-6/cost-nutrients-and-benchmarks-profitability-ohio

    average is about 7¢/Mcal), whereas rumen degradable protein (RDP) is much below its historical average of ... about 0¢/lb. Therefore, as a general rule, it is currently wise to reduce the safety margins of dairy ...

  4. Cost of Nutrients and Benchmarks of Profitability for Ohio Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-2/cost-nutrients-and-benchmarks-profitability-ohio

    year average of about $0.07/Mcal. Presently, feed energy is the predominant factor driving the price of ... effective NDF (a major feature of forages) is about at its historical average. Thus, dietary energy is ...

  5. Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-17-issue-5/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    historical 6-year average of about 10¢/Mcal, NE L is currently a relative bargain at 4.9¢/Mcal.  This is ... the daily cost of providing this nutrient is only about $1.56/cow/day (i.e., 10.5 lb × $0.149 per lb). ...

  6. Dr. David Benfield

    https://advancement.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/donor-profiles/dr-david-benfield

    generous gift, which helps the arboretum establish a prairie garden that will educate visitors about plants ...

  7. Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-18-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    $0.1043/lb this month.  The jump results in an identical price as its historical 6-year average of about ... providing this nutrient is only about $0.75/cow/day (i.e., 10.5 lb × $0.071 per lb). To estimate the cost of ...

  8. Tough Management Yields- Dairy Profits

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-1-issue-4/tough-management-yields-dairy-profits

    article in Readers Digest, September 1942.  If we think about the changes in dairy farming, since 1942 can ...

  9. Evaluating Forage Stands After the Winter Season

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-2/evaluating-forage-stands-after-winter-season

    forage plants is also a useful way to assess stands. This should be done when there is about six inches ...

  10. Drought-Stressed Corn for Silage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-2/drought-stressed-corn-silage

    about 30% dry matter (especially less than 27% dry matter) are at high risk of a poor fermentation (high ...

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